Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Kim Humphreys - Guitars Get Wet
|This is Kim Humphreys' second instro CD. Despite the title, there's not much surf here. Many of the tracks have a distinctly 80's corporate sound. Kim's talent as a player are not in dispute. He is quite good. There's a wide span of styles too, and if you can get past the corporate sound, it's a good CD.|
Picks: Barefoot In Baghdad, Malpaso, Ginger Meggs, Ravenswood, West Of Eastwood, Blue Twang Lizard, 6194 Blues, Foxground, Guitars Get Wet, Lonerider, Green Eyes and Dangerous, Roger The Engineer, The Dakota, Lock and Key
Track by Track Review
Big guitar surf with bizarre corporate guitar hero noodleage. I should hate this, but I find it strangely attractive. I must be low on sodium!
A nice melody lost in the corporate sound.
Country instro rock, pretty. If you like the Falcons, you'll dig this.
Very slow moody instro, sorta Southwest Spanish. No surf, but a nice tune.
DiscoDuane Eddy (Instrumental)
Disco Duane (Eddy). It's infectious, but I don't like the arrangement much.
Very cool twang monster. A country surf jewel.
Guitar solo blues number. VERY cool, though no surf at all.
CorporateDrum Machine (Instrumental)
I hate the drum machine and corporate sound... sorry!
Guitars Get Wet
The expected surf sound does not materialize in this corporate squeal.
Slow painful Blues melody shimmer. Very pretty!!!
Cowboy plunk. Fun, almost Rockabilly... just too soft.
In a nod to the "Roger" period Yardbirds (maybe), it's a blues boogie a la Jeff Beck.
A tip of the hat top the Dakotas' "Cruel Sea" characterizes the into chords, but beyond that, it's melodic and fun and new.
Lock and Key
Slide guitar blues vocal.